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Steve Patterson

Comedian and Master of Ceremonies
Toronto, Ontario

Why You Need Steve

Host of CBC’s “The Debaters”

Award-winning stand up comedian

Author, The Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where To Send

Parents’ 5th favorite son 

Familiar to hundreds of thousands of Canadians as the host of CBC Radio One’s hit show “The Debaters” since 2007, Steve Patterson is a veteran comedian equally comfortable as a Master of Ceremonies, headline comedian or keynote speaker.

His material is a combination of razor sharp wit and meticulously crafted, up-to-the-moment social commentary, with a measure of musicality thrown in where appropriate.

He has appeared on numerous nationally televised comedy specials over the past two decades and twice earned the title “Best Male Stand-up Comedian” at the Canadian Comedy Awards (2011 and 2013). His work has received considerable praise over the years, but none more poignant than at a Just For Laughs Festival gala when he shared the stage with comedy icon Steve Martin who proclaimed of Patterson:

If I’d known he was going to be THAT good, I would have cancelled him.”

In an effort to continue to prove he is THAT good, Patterson has toured his one-man show called This Is Not Debatable in theatres nationwide and released a comedy recording of the same title in 2014 which earned him another Canadian Comedy Award nomination. In 2016 he also added author to his credits with the publication of his first book, The Book of Letters I Didn’t Know Where to Send and created and co-produced his latest media project The Smartass-ociates with Steve Patterson which combines topic specific experts with top comedians to make smart people funnier and funny people smarter.

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Why You Will Love Steve

“I wanted to say thank you again for the great job last night at the OMDA awards. Many people came up afterwards and commented on how great Steve was or how he set the right tone and flow for the evening. They felt like “he got them” as an audience. My sincere thanks and appreciation for doing what you do, so well.”

Sandra Skivsky
Director of Marketing and Business Development, Canada Masonry Centre

“…he received rave reviews from everyone in attendance. Some comments on our feedback questionnaire were…

• Hilarious!
• He was really, really funny!
• Hit the money!
• A riot!
• Amazing talent…the ability to think on his feet is outstanding
• What a professional, worldly relevant and an amazing comedian – Wow!

Out of a possible 5 points he scored 4.96. To say people enjoyed his show would be an understatement. Many people commented to me about how approachable and down to earth he was. It was awesome to have him attend and hang out with our geeky accounting group a bit.”

Tammi Grandy
Event Planner

“Steve presented an engaging, funny, relevant and appropriate performance to my clients and colleagues. His ability to incorporate recent events, comments from the crowd and our business into his material was amazing.”

Carl Spiess
Senior Wealth Advisor, Scotia McLeod

“Steve Patterson:
 We were blown away with the customization of this show! Steve connected with our audience from the second he stepped on stage. He’s simply in a league of his own.”

Henry Van Ankum
Chair of Grain Farmers of Ontario

“Everyone thought that Steve Patterson was amazing – so witty, funny and just on the mark.  He was bang on and very quick on his feet to react to the crowd which had a big impact.  I think that he really kept everyone engaged.”

Michelle Vallier
Ernst & Young

Steve was a fabulous comedian who delivered even in absence of a microphone. Witty, quick on his feet, we have never laughed so hard. He is engaging and knows how to command a room. His material is comprised of intelligent humour and compelling story-telling. We look forward to see him on the road and at any event.

Julianne Vondrejs
Communication Staff Officer Power Workers’Union

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